Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides Revived on Kickstarter

Portland, OR – On June 13th 2015, Leonel Ortega-Valdez had launched a new Kickstarter campaign for Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides, a planned three hour long film ranging for teen and adult audiences inspired and based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides is an adventure horror film taking place in the present, chronicling the events surrounding a missing, but legendary, FBI Agent and the aspiring Journalist who is sent to find him or his remains,” said Leonel. “While At Darkest Tides is its own original story, taking directly from the Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll find a few familiar faces and references that remain the pinnacle of Lovecraft’s universe. It has its own canon, despite being a form of sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s written works.”

Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides is to be a three hour long film in the adventure horror genre, while combining elements of science fiction, action, and dramatic intrigue while maintaining its story and content. Years previously, At Darkest Tides had two unsuccessful Kickstarter campaigns and one IndieGoGo campaign, which had also failed. Upon gaining an interested audience, Leonel was encouraged to rewrite the main storyline and finally start another campaign for this ambitious project and hope fans of Lovecraft could see the potential of the film. 

Casting for the film is already underway, with young actress Hannah Luyten portraying the film’s protagonist. At Darkest Tides is still casting committed actors as of now. So why would Leonel who had attended the Art Institute of Portland pick something as ambitious and possibly something as unfilmable as the Cthulhu Mythos? It was because Leonel had always loved a challenge and he has a great admiration in the Lovecraftian universe. Having already finished production with a Lovecraftian feature, NightScape, and beginning to film NightScape: Realm of Thorns soon, the young director felt the need to bring the Cthulhu Mythos to life in a motion picture, despite the numerous difficulties of Lovecraft’s near unifilmable stories and creatures.

“We are aiming for the minimum budget of the project. If we’re able to raise more than our projected budget, then we’ll be able to find more exclusive locations have a larger range of exclusive extras only available on the Blu-Ray’s collector’s edition,” the director explains. “Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides will be able to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, which will showcase the works of talented artists.” 

In exchange, those who pledge to the project will receive a number of rewards including a Digital Download of the film and sountrack, T-Shirts, Posters signed by the cast, or if backers are willing to pledge more, exclusive props from the film, sculptures, and/or make an appearance on set with the Cast & Crew.

For more information, visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below or visit their website.

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Company Name: Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides
Contact Person: Leonel Ortega-Valdez
Country: United States